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What to expect During and after the Joint replacement Surgery

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What to expect During and after the Joint replacement Surgery

Posted on 05/12/2022 by RBH

Joint pain is a very common problem that occurs in everybody's life regardless of their age; the reasons for having joint pain may differ but all of them require some of other kind of treatment in order to get relief from the pain. Injury and fractures are one of the few very common reasons for having a joint replacement surgery. Also, there are other chronic diseases that might require surgery, such conditions include autoimmune disorders arthritis, osteoporosis, bone loss, rheumatoid, etc. These conditions cause a lot of pain in the joint and cause a lot of wear and tear of the muscles, bone cartilage etc. In such conditions, the normal movement of the joints causes a lot of pain. And in some cases, one can get relief from the pain with the help of proper medications, Heat therapy, cryotherapy, or Physiotherapy but in other cases, it requires surgery or even replacement of the joint. The joint that is to be replaced is usually made up of ceramics metal or fiber. Earlier people were quite skeptical about having joint replacement surgery as the success rate was not that good. But today the help of advanced medical procedures and state-of-the-art technology has made these procedures very effective and painful and the success rate is beyond comparison. Most of the surgery is done with the help of robotics or arthroscopy which decreases any chances of risk as it is done with proper precision by making small incisions.

What are the risks factors involved in joint replacement surgery

Generally, all kinds of medical procedures come with some the other kinds of risks that are associated with them. All these risks are easy to manage unless there is some extraordinary situation in which there is no control. These kinds of surgeries are safe and the patient is discharged within 1-2 days after looking at the progress of the patient. Some of the risks of having a joint replacement surgery might include:


  • Infection
  • Bruising
  • Blood clot
  • Nerve damage
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Numbness in the area operated
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Persistent pain
  • Faulty implant
  • Breakage of the implant
  • The reaction of the body toward the implant
  • Inflammation or swelling
  • Increased redness and tenderness in the area of joint surgery


What to expect during the procedure

Before any joint replacement surgery, the anesthesiologist usually checks the patient for the dose of anesthesia and checks for any kind of allergic reaction. Further, before the surgery intravenous antibiotics are given in order to prevent any kind of infection post-surgical infection.


During the procedure, the doctor initially makes several incisions depending on the location of the joint which is to be replaced. Then the doctor carefully places artificial joint attachments with the muscles and ligaments and tests them in order to ensure their proper functioning. The entire procedure may take 2 to 3 hours.


After the surgery, the patient is usually taken to the recovery room where the patient spends a few hours under the observation of the doctor to see if there is any kind of side effect or problem. Stay at the hospital totally depends upon the condition of the patient and the kind of procedure done. Doctors medications for pain relief and recommends a particular diet and exercise that the patient can do after the recovery from the surgery.


Rukmani Birla Hospital is one of the best Joint replacement hospitals in Jaipur. State-of-the-art technology and expert doctors, healthcare professionals, and orthopedic surgeons for the best results in joint replacement in Jaipur. For any joint-related query contact RBH for expert assistance.